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Accommodation
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Living in London

We know that where you live will play a key role in your university experience. Feeling safe, secure and comfortable at home will enable you to arrive on campus ready to learn.

Finding somewhere to live can be daunting. That’s why we’re here to help.

Whether you choose to live in student accommodation organised through external providers, private housing or commute from home, we will work hard to build a strong sense of community and belonging for all students, through a programme of social and community events.

Choosing your student halls

At LIS, we don’t have our own accommodation. Instead, we have established agreements with some of London’s leading accommodation providers. This means that you can socialise and live alongside students from a diverse range of international and national backgrounds from other universities in London.

In your second and third years, you can choose to remain in halls, or you might like to share a flat with your friends.

Most halls will offer a range of room options at different price points, so take the time to have a detailed look through each of the websites ahead of choosing your accommodation.

Options have been carefully chosen to reflect all budgets. Prices listed are representative of the 2021-22 academic year and may vary in future years.

All prices include:

- Utilities bills (inc. energy and water)

- Room contents insurance

- Broadband and WiFi

- Security

- Appropriate health & safety checks

- Cleaning of communal areas (kitchens & shared bathrooms)

Student Halls
Claredale House, Bethnal Green

Claredale House offers shared flats (2-7 bedrooms) ideal for independent living, arranged over four storeys around an internal courtyard with lockable front gates. Each room is fully furnished with a bed, wardrobe, bedside cabinet, desk, chair, and broadband, and is centrally heated. Rooms vary in size depending on different price bands. Each flat has a shared kitchen, shower and toilet facilities. Flats are all-male, all-female and mixed. In addition to the two residential managers, the building is covered 24 hours a day by student subwardens. Their booking system will go live on April 18th 2023. Students are encouraged to book their rooms as soon as possible on/after April 18th.

Stratford One, Stratford

All 1,001 bedrooms at Stratford One come with a private bathroom. You can choose either an en-suite room where you’ll share your kitchen and lounge with flatmates, or you can select a studio if you’d like your own kitchen and privacy. Inside the common room you’ll find a pool table, ping pong, table football, and a cinema room. There is plenty of desk space too. Outside, there’s a large courtyard and you can also get brilliant views of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and London Stadium.

Drapery Place

With room for 617 students, close to Brick Lane and Spitalfields market, and a 10 minute walk from campus, Drapery Place is a new student accommodation option opening in 2022. The  common room has pool, foosball, a study room, plus a free gym and dance studio.The rooms range from studios, en-suites in a shared apartment setting, or twin rooms with one other flatmate.

Comparing your options
Name
Location
Room Type
Bathroom
Distance to LIS Campus
Contract Duration
Rate (weekly)
Well Street Hall
Hackney
Single
Shared
45 min walk, 15 min bike, 25 min bus
Academic year
From £160*
Claredale House
Bethnal Green
Flatshare (4-6 students/flat)
Shared
23 min walk, 7 min bike, 17 min bus
Academic year
From £160*
Stratford One
Stratford
Single
En Suite
40 min bike, 35 min tube
40 or 51 weeks
From £202*
Pacific Court
Whitechapel
Double
En-suite
15 min walk, 4 min bike, 15 min bus
51 weeks
From £270*
Drapery Place
Aldgate
Single
En Suite
Academic Year
10-minute walk
From £284* (discount available)
Name
Well Street Hall
Location
Hackney
Room Type
Single
Bathroom
Shared
Distance to LIS Campus
45 min walk, 15 min bike, 25 min bus
Contract Duration
Academic year
Rate (weekly)
From £160*
Name
Claredale House
Location
Bethnal Green
Room Type
Flatshare (4-6 students per flat)
Bathroom
Shared
Distance to LIS Campus
23 min walk, 7 min bike, 17 min bus
Contract Duration
Academic year
Rate (weekly)
From £160*
Name
Stratford One
Location
Stratford
Room Type
Single
Bathroom
En Suite
Distance to LIS Campus
40 min bike, 35 min tube
Contract Duration
40 or 51 weeks
Rate (weekly)
From £202*
Name
Pacific Court
Location
Whitechapel
Room Type
Double
Bathroom
En-suite
Distance to LIS Campus
15 min walk, 4 min bike, 15 min bus
Contract Duration
51 weeks
Rate (weekly)
From £270*
Name
Drapery Place
Location
Aldgate
Room Type
Single
Bathroom
En Suite
Distance to LIS Campus
Academic Year
Contract Duration
10 minute walk
Rate (weekly)
From £284* (discount available)
about the campus location
Where to find us

At LIS, you’ll have the opportunity to live and study in East London – one of the most vibrant areas in the country. Shoreditch will be right on your doorstep, with all the art, fashion, bars and restaurants that it has to offer. And, of course, there’s the City of London itself. One of the world’s most famous business districts, housing billion-pound organisations, purpose-driven start-ups, and everything in between.

Our location means you have London at your fingertips. We’re ready to help you explore one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting cities.

Other Accommodation Options

Additional providers

We do have agreements in place with additional providers. If you’re looking for an option on a slightly larger budget, then we have an option close to campus, in Tower Bridge. We also have some options slightly further away from campus in Tottenham Hale (rates from £151) and Kentish Town (rates from £190).

If you’d like further information on any of these options, please email: accommodation@lis.ac.uk.

Private Accommodation

You may decide you’d like to rent privately. This means you can decide exactly where you want to live and with whom. In which case, private accommodation may be the right choice for you. You may find it helpful to take a look at the University of London’s Private Housing Guide.

How to book student halls

1

Research the different options

We recommend that you take a detailed look through each of the provider's websites. You'll be able to see the different rooms available, facilities on offer along with the communal spaces you'll be able to access. And don't forget to check out their virtual tours.

2

Check you budget

Before you select your preferred choice, make sure that you have checked your budget carefully so you know exactly how much you want to spend on your accommodation each week. Please note, yuo'll also need to pay a deposit to secure your booking. The amount varies depending on the provider so check this carefully.

3

Contact us

Accommodation will become available tobook from early spring. If you would like to book any of these accommodation options, please email accommodations@lis.ac.uk to state your preference and we assist you in the process to give you LIS-specific benefits like shared rooms with felow LIS students or discounts where applicable.

4

Book early

These are all popular accommodation options, so we recommend that you book your room as soon as possible to secure both the best price and option for you. Rates will increase as rooms becomemore limited.

Frequently asked questions

Can I book my accommodation now?

Yes. We recommend that you book your room as early as possible to secure both the best price and option for you. Rates will increase as rooms become more limited.

How do I book my accommodation?

Take some time to look through the different options available and check your budget carefully before you select your preferred choice. Please note, you’ll also need to pay a deposit to secure your booking – the amount varies depending on the provider, so check this carefully too. Once you’ve selected your preference, please get in touch with accommodation@lis.ac.uk.

How much is the accommodation?

Rates start from £160* per week based on the 2021-22 academic year, though this may change. Prices vary between providers and also depend on the type of room you select, so do take a close look at the pricing. Once you have selected your preferred option make sure to check your budget carefully so you know exactly how much you’ll spend each month. Please note you will need to pay a deposit to secure your booking.

Why do I need an LIS code to book my accommodation?

For each of our accommodation providers, you will be able to book using a unique LIS code.

This code serves a different function for each of our providers. For Well Street Hall and Claredale House the code will give you access to a room reserved for LIS students. For Drapery Place this code will give you a 10% discount on the standard room rate.

Information on halls

Is accommodation catered or self-catered?

Well Street Hall, Claredale House, Blithehale Court, and Stratford One, and Drapery Place are all self-catered.

What is the local area like?

If you choose one of the four halls listed, then you’ll be living and studying in East London. Once home to Alfred Hitchcock, Idris Elba, and Shakespeare, East London is fashionable, vibrant, and culturally diverse, having undergone huge regeneration in recent years. You’ll find high-end, luxury fashion next to the edgier BOXPARK, and street-food tents next to Michelin starred restaurants.

The area is full of young creative types – home to two independent art-house cinemas, as well as London’s most beautiful Edwardian theatre and music venue; the Hackney Empire. And the Arcola Theatre is one of the best spots for emerging theatre outside of the West End.

East London is also well-known for its nightlife, home to some of the capital’s coolest bars and clubs including the Queen of Hoxton, XOYO, and Dalson Superstore, as well as a seemingly endless number of pop-up bars, and classic pubs.

For an area so associated with urbanism, there‘s a surprisingly good selection of green spaces to choose from. Well Street Hall, Claredale House, and Blithehale Court are particularly close to Hackney Downes, London Fields, and Victoria Park – the largest park in east London – which hosts several music festivals each summer (e.g. All Points East and Field Day).

Stratford One sits on the border of Hackney Wick (a huge green space) and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. If you want great sports facilities in London, look no further.

And, of course, near these halls and the LIS campus, there’s the City of London itself. One of the world’s most famous business districts, housing billion-pound organisations, purpose-driven start-ups, and everything in between.

What's the setup? How many to a flat, shared kitchens/bathrooms etc.

The set-up varies from provider to provider, so take the time to go through each of their websites to see the room options (en-suite, studio etc.), shared facilities, and communal spaces they have available.

Will I be living with other LIS students?

Given that you will book your accommodation directly via the provider we can’t guarantee that you’ll be living with other LIS students. We know how important the LIS community will be during your studies so we will try to liaise with the providers to ensure there are other LIS students in your halls.

Will other university students be in the halls?

Yes, the halls will all have students from other universities in London including UCL, LSE, and Queen Mary.

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